Blaze through arpeggios

Take your guitar playing to the next level by learning common arpeggio shapes used by jazz and rock guitar virtuosos, as well as the sweep picking technique for playing arpeggios. These guitar lessons will give you a new appreciation not only of arpeggios, but their relation to scales and chords.

Arpeggios Guitar Lessons

Congratulations for deciding to learn about the scary subject of arpeggios! I am kidding. Arpeggios have such a reputation perhaps because of the fancy sounding name. But they are nothing more than the notes of a chord played in succession, as opposed to strummed.

So now that we have de-glamorized the name 'arpeggio' it is time for you to get on with some arpeggio guitar lessons. As is the case with chords, arpeggios can be broken into various categories. My guitar lessons cover what I think are the most useful arpeggios, and similar to my philosophy on scales - you don't need to learn hundreds of arpeggios.

Through my arpeggio guitar lessons, you will learn to visualize arpeggios, and you will learn the theory behind arpeggios which will enable you to play any arpeggio that you can dream up, whether sweep picked, tapped, with legato, etc. That is a far more empowering approach than trying to drill hundreds of arpeggios...

Major Triad Arpeggio Across 5 Strings

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In this exercise, we start looking at triads across 5 strings by first taking a look at a Major Triad.

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Minor Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

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We continue studying triad arpeggios in this exercise, by looking at a Minor Triad across 5 strings.

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Diminished Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

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In this exercise you will learn all about Diminished Triads and hopefully will find ways to use them in your own playing.

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Augmented Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

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In this exercise we take a look at the last of the basic triad types - the Augmented Triad - which has a very unique sound that should find its way into your playing soon!

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings - Harmonic Minor Etude

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In this exercise I show you how to use various triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson to write a cool sounding arpeggio progression.

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 13th

In this exercise we will see how to add the 13th to some of the two-string Major 7th arpeggio patterns that we previously covered, to create a more interesting sound.

In Guitar Lesson: Adding Extensions to 2 String Maj7 Arpeggio - Great way to add some color!

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 9th

In this exercise, we take a look at a Major 7th arpeggio on two strings and see how we can easily extend the shape to play a Major 9th arpeggio.

In Guitar Lesson: Adding Extensions to 2 String Maj7 Arpeggio - Great way to add some color!